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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab
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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour
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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour

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Discover the rugged beauty and ancient legends of Canyonlands National Park on a 4WD tour from Moab. Go off-roading in a sturdy Jeep to reach the Island in the Sky district and other remote areas, where the Colorado River slices through steep ravines and ancient Pueblo rock art decorates the sandstone cliffs. Hold on tight as your driver and guide navigates the switchbacks of Shafer Trail, and fill your camera roll with amazing perspective shots of the red-rock canyons.
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preethi j wrote a review Yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia58 contributions1 helpful vote
Canyonlands was wonderful. I didnt have high expectations as all the attention is put on Arches but we LOVED Canyonlands. We arrived at Mesa arch shortly after sunrise and felt the timing was great- the photographers were getting ready to leave and we were able to get great pics of the arch in the morning light. Next we did the Great Viewpoint hike which was short easy and had great views the whole way. We next did the upheavel dome hikes - both viewpoints. The 2nd viewpoint might be more work that reward compared to the 1st viewpoint. We visited the various viewpoints as well and dont miss the shafer viewpoint. My favorite hike in the park was Aztec Buttes. Gorgeous views and just a cool hike. It does require some scrambling but worth the work! A lot to see even if you dont want to hike a lot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alex H wrote a review Oct 18
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma666 contributions52 helpful votes
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Island in the Sky is so beautiful and well organized. The scenic drive is wonderful by itself. Definitely see the Mesa Arch and Grand Outlook.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jrdc2017 wrote a review Oct 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia28 contributions14 helpful votes
Canyonlands is huge and this section is one part. Its closest to Moab (about 30 mins). Its very remote, there is nothing around the park entrance. Its user friendly in terms of a paved road that lets you drive the length of the park with places to pull off for parking or photos, and a good map provided by the rangers that show different types of hikes and their distance. The rim walk, Mesa Arch, and Syncline Loop for those more adventurous are great options to see some of the amazing views. Early is always better for the national parks as they are wildly popular. Canyonlands isn't as crowded as nearby Arches, but still get there early to enjoy it if you can
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jrperkins3 wrote a review Aug 2020
Seymour421 contributions64 helpful votes
I finally got to see at least some of Canyonlands. It is beautiful and lived up to my expectation of the type of place I would love to spend alot more time exploring, but maybe when the weather is cooler. It has plenty of gorgeous views. It is not quite Grand Canyon, but to me it is similar, yet prettier. The Grand Canyon is the gold standard of a huge, awe-inspiring canyon, but Canyonlands presents something beautiful and vast and that I think I could enjoy exploring over time. Also, there's a lot of road and utility construction in Moab right now. I did not know, and got to town, and had to figure out how I could access my hotel. My hotel also had a sign that they would have no water on a certain day in Sept. due to construction. So check with the hotels in the area if you planning a trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Laura N wrote a review Aug 2020
Texas62 contributions18 helpful votes
We only had a few hours and you could spend a few days here. It's warm in the summer. I live in the desert and am used to the temperatures. If you are not, please research the weather before you go. Bring a good hat with brim, appropriate footwear, and water. There are restrooms at the visitor center. Picnic tables are available at multiple spots. Currently you need to bring drinking water.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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